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Ruffled Picnic Blouse

August 30, 2017


The picnic blouse is like a blank canvas. There are lot of simple modifications that can be done to change the whole look.
This version is a mash up of Oliver+S patterns Class Picnic Blouse and Ruffled Halter top inspired by a RTW top J has. I didn’t want to stitch the ruffles down to a base but have the layered ruffle skirt effect.

SEW-Ruffled Picnic J

Pattern: Picnic Blouse by Oliver+S
Size: 18-24m
Fabric: from cotton street, Egmore.
I got 2m of this fabric of which a little above a metre was used for H’s skirt. I did my math and drew every pattern piece onto paper and played with the placement of pieces as there is no second chance due to fabric limitations.
I don’t really remember the math now but here are some in-progress pictures to give you some idea.

SEW-Ruffled Picnic WIP1
Two ruffles done… the third(the top most)ruffle and the body in the pic needs to sewn into the yoke.

SEW-Ruffled Picnic-Front2
Front piece done.

As the bottom most ruffle is already hemmed.. the back body must be hemmed before doing the side seams. So once the front is ready and the back is hemmed…just follow the original instructions.

The blouse turned out lovely, i just wish i made a size larger for her as she outgrew it in couple of months.

6 Comments leave one →
  1. Bala permalink
    September 12, 2017 10:05 pm

    It’s awesome Radhi.

  2. November 6, 2017 11:52 am

    The blouse did indeed turn out to be very lovely. It’s always impressive to me that you have the headspace for these variations with tiny tots. She looks so cute in it Radhika!

    • November 7, 2017 11:16 am

      She did wear it only for a month… but for me its the thing that i was able to execute it. I always sew in my mind even before cutting the fabric, if you kind of get that. She did look cute, i wish i made one size up… may be i will do another one…

  3. November 6, 2017 11:53 am

    P.S. The flickr photo that brought me here says the URL doesn’t exist. May want to look into that.

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